I am interested in pushing my medium of ceramics. I try to utilize glazes in a different way by using them as their own element instead of a surface treatment. I use molds taken from real people that I have a personal connection with. This helps make the work unique to me. Each piece from the molds is left rough to relate to the imperfections of skin and to push the clay as a material. Clay can become anything. I think it is just as difficult to show what clay can do. The colors chosen are complementary and relate to different relationships in my life. Ultimately, the work is an allegory for human’s sexual fluidity. Each from depicts shapes and curves that are ambiguous. The viewer finds appeal regardless of the sources gender or body type.
— Mark Tarabula